The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner is officially revealed (video)

A week ago we were pondering over Dyson’s ‘project N223’ teaser video which appeared to show a gadget that most fathomed out to be a robotic vacuum cleaner. Today Dyson officially let the secret out of the bag in Tokyo. It was indeed a ‘Roomba’ like vacuum cleaner called the Dyson 360 Eye.

This new cleaner gets its name from the 360 degree panoramic camera which sits on top of the device. From that camera the AI in the robot identifies room features and dirt that it needs to cope with for accurate cleaning attention.

Dyson 360 Eye tackles door frame

Dyson 360 Eye tackles door frame

Dyson says that “just like you, Dyson 360 Eye robot constantly observes and interprets its surroundings. But unlike you, it sees all around the room at once.” The firm goes on to explain the device’s inner workings, “This unique 360° vision system uses complex mathematics, probability theory, geometry and trigonometry to map and navigate a room. So it knows where it is, where it’s been and where it’s yet to clean.”

This visual intelligence wouldn’t be much use without an adequately efficient vacuum cleaning component and Dyson has equipped the Dyson 360 Eye with a new compact re-engineered Radial Root Cyclone cleaner core. It offers powerful centrifugal force to get the nasties off your carpet and into its dust repository.

Dyson 360 Eye attacks the dust

Dyson 360 Eye attacks the dust

Another hurdle presented by the design of this compact robotic vacuum was fitting it with a powerful enough motor to get the job done to a satisfactory standard. The answer built into the 360 Eye is the Dyson Digital Motor V2. This motor utilises digital pulse technology to enable it to spin at up to 78,000 rpm – making it the most powerful robotic vacuum available.

Dyson Link App

Making the Dyson 360 Eye smarter than the average robot vacuum Dyson has made available a free Dyson Link App (for both iOS and Android) which can help users manage their cleaning robot. Users can control and schedule cleaning, see maps showing cleaning progress and get troubleshooting help, should the need arise. The app also activates your 2 year guarantee and auto updates software on the 360 Eye.

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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